How about a chicken / tarantula encounter ?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by outdoorfunblond, Nov 16, 2016.

  1. outdoorfunblond

    outdoorfunblond Just Hatched

    May 7, 2015
    South Texas
    Ok, so I have seen my crazy chickens eat anything after a fun chase.
    I wonder about tarantulas... would the chickens eat them too ?
    I'm guessing probably... there are quite a few tarantulas here in south Texas
    but I have noticed a decrease in my yard.
    Probably means the chickens are clearing them out.
    Has anyone witnessed a chicken with a tarantula before ?

  2. azygous

    azygous True BYC Addict

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    Of course chickens will eat tarantulas. They have moving parts, they're "meat", and they're interesting playthings.
  3. We have nothing like that around here....Lots of Salamanders....Mine only pecked at one and now leave them alone.....They eat frogs and mice......

  4. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Hi, welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Mine killed but didn't eat a juvenile gopher. They eviscerated it. [​IMG]

    I was hoping to see a video! [​IMG]

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